Preview: College of Charleston

Veteran leadership, defense should propel Cougars to top of new conference

Updated: October 17, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Craig Powers | ESPN Insider

Adjehi BaruCofC Athletics CommunicationsJunior forward Adjehi Baru (center) averaged 9.8 points and 8.3 rebounds last year for the Cougars.

College of Charleston Cougars

2012-13: 24-11 (14-4, Southern Conference)
In-conference offense: 1.05
In-conference defense: 0.94

The College of Charleston spent many years at the top of the Southern Conference, but it is trading that dominance in for what is likely to be more competitive balance in the CAA. Coach Doug Wojcik is no stranger to tougher mid-major competition, having spent seven years at Tulsa before coming to Charleston.